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An Inspirational Weaving Studio in Washington

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Prentiss Architects designed this beautiful studio for a retiring weaver and her husband, in the grounds above their existing home in Washington.
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Extensive day lighting infuses the center of the studio, making an airy and inspirational space.

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Most of the roof is either a green roof or a reflecting roof known as “cool roofing.” Both of these types of roofing conserve energy use inside the building.

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The main weaving studio space has a view of water, which is a meditative and calming backdrop to the aesthetic pleasures of artisanal work.

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The layout is extremely simple and uncomplicated. As well as the rooms needed for the artistic work, there is a bedroom and bathroom because the couple also needed a private accommodation for guests.

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The dyeing room is separated from the weaving room. Dyeing can get messy. Stray specs of powder floating in the air undetected could otherwise get on the finished weaving, making for unplanned color changes.

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The view of water is above the main house.
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As well as being designed to capture the water views, the weaving studio has a well-thought-out passive day lighting design, that brings the afternoon light deep into the structure.
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The professional studio serves as a gallery space as well as a working studio, as well as a place to hold meetings and conduct workshops for weavers. It is a place to be inspired.

Via Inhabitat

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2 Comments so far to “An Inspirational Weaving Studio in Washington”
  1. mary Says:

    This is a beautiful house.

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